Monday 25 September 2017

James O'Donoghue returns to formidable Kerry line-up for Munster semi-final encounter with Clare

28 August 2016; James ODonoghue of Kerry during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
28 August 2016; James ODonoghue of Kerry during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
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The return of former Footballer of the Year James O'Donoghue is one of five change to the Kerry side for Sunday's Munster semi-final clash with Clare.

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has returned O'Donoghue to the full forward line along with Barry John Keane, with Jonathan Lyne and Jack Savage dropping to the bench.

In midfield, Anthony Maher replaces Jack Barry, who did a good job on Brian Fenton in the league final win over Dublin in April. Elsewhere, Brian Kelly gets the nod in goal ahead of Brendan Kealy, while Shane Enright has recovered from injury to take the place of Ronan Shanahan at corner back.

The Kingdom will field a strong bench, with All Stars Kieran Donaghy, Darran O'Sullivan and Bryan Sheehan listed among the replacements.

Kerry

1. Brian Kelly (Killarney Legion)

2. Fionn Fitzgerald (C) (Dr Crokes)

3. Mark Griffin (St Michaels-Foilmore)

4. Shane Enright (Tarbert)

5. Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers)

6. Tadhg Morley (Templenoe)

7. Paul Murphy (Rathmore)

8. David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys)

9. Anthony Maher (Duagh)

10. Michael Geaney (Dingle)

11. Kevin McCarthy (Kilcummin)

12. Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane)

13. Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys)

14. Paul Geaney (Dingle)

15. James O’Donoghue (Killarney Legion)

 

Replacements

16. Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin)

17. Jack Barry (Na Gaeil)

18. Ronan Shanahan (Austin Stacks)

19. Jack Savage (Kerins O’Rahillys)

20. Jonathan Lyne (Killarney Legion)

21. Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks)

22. Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare)

23. Bryan Sheehan (St Marys)

24. Johnny Buckley (Dr Crokes)

25. Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar)

26. Brian Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht)

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